Another wonderful game of cricket as Australia chased down 359 against India in Mohali and level the series by 2-2. It was the highest run chased for Australia in ODI. 

In Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. It was a beautiful beginning to the innings by both the openers as Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma played beautiful cricket. The opening stand was of 193 runs in 31 overs as Rohit scored 95 off 92 balls and Shikhar Dhawan scored 143 off 115 balls. Captain Kohli didn’t have a good day with the bat, he only scored 7 runs off 6 deliveries. With last ball six by Jasprit Bumrah India finished on 358 for 9 in their 50 overs. Pat Cummings picked up 5 wickets for 70 runs in his 10 overs.

It was a really tough ask for Australia as the required run-rate was above 7 from the beginning. One of the highest demanding run-rate in cricket. Australia lost their first wicket of Captain Aaron Finch on 3 who scored none off 2 balls. It was once again Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb who held their nervous calm and played a wonderful cricket knock. Usman Khawaja who scored a century in the last match scored 91 off 99 balls and Peter Handscomb scored 117 off 105 balls. The game was not over as Australia required another 88 runs in the last 9 overs with no Maxwell or any other powerful cricket hitter. But hats off to the young man Ashton Turner who played an incredible knock of 84 off just 43 balls and snatch the victory from Indians by chasing the highest total in ODI history. Incredibly Australia chased the 359 with 13 balls to spare. Indian bowlers looked extremely off color and off target as they were feeling the heat while defending 359. With that incredible win, Australia has level the five-match series by 2-2. 
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